2nd Annual Willys Overland Moab Rally- May 14, 2011

Pete

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Time to start planning!

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Save the date and send your RSVP's via e-mail to caseydimmitt@yahoo.com

Please include:

? # of people,
? Names (including screen names),
? e-mail,
? telephone #,
? Address,
? Year/ model Willys,
? Also specify Mens size or Womens size for a T-shirt based on the above flyer and how many of each you would like.


Pete
 
Hey folks!

Cant wait to go to Moab again. Last year was a ton of fun. We met some great people, good food and had a great trail ride. For those that are interested in attending this years event, dont be shy. Contact me and I will add you to my e-mailer list to keep you updated on the events details.

caseydimmitt@yahoo.com

Thanks,
Casey
 
Casey is in charge of the shirt distribution... Send him a PM. You may have to show up to get one... :)

P
 
Update on the Moab Ralley from Casey Dimmit:

Have you ordered your shirts or hoodies yet? Please do, I'd like to get them made soon. I realize some of you did not get the e-mail with pricing. Please let me know who you are.

Please RSVP again if you already have and if you haven't yet, please do so. I will be making am updated contact list soon. Please include # of people, Year make and Model, names, phone #'s and e-mail addresses, also include city and state of origin. If you already have lodging, please include where you are staying.

Thanks
Casey
caseydimmitt@yahoo.com
714-478-1867


Casey is also going to be selling the shirts to those who cannot make the event...

Shirt pricing info from Casey:

Shirts are printed with 7 separately screened colors with art front and back. No cheap bubble jet printed T here!
Shirts and hoodies will be priced as follows.

$17.50 per shirt (XXL add $1)

23.50 per hoodie (XXL add $4)

I'll ship if you like but prefer you pick them up from me in Moab. I will contact you after shirts are made and have you pay shipping seperately. I will only ask that you pay what it costs me to ship.

You may use paypal to this e-mail address to pay. Please note T or Hoodie sizes and quantity in paypal note area. Do the math and send the $! Tips graciously accepted, and will be donated to the meet :)

Any Q's? Please e-mail caseydimmitt@yahoo.com

 
Preliminary Itinerary for the event from Casey:

Second Annual Willys Moab meet
May 13-15/2011
Hello all,

Fun stuff is happening again! This year we have the addition of a great T shirt to commemorate the event. Please get your orders in! I only have a few right now. Please get your rsvp’s in as well. Remember, I will be mailing shirts to those that want one and cant make the event. I hope all of you make it!

We may need an alternate trail leader. We have a confirmed leader now, but I’d like to have an alternate. If you have experience in this and would like to lead please contact me ASAP. If I end up leading we will stay on very VERY mild trails.
 
The itinerary below is similar to last years. I will be editing it as needed as the event gets closer.
 
Please keep my number as your main contact.  I will be keeping tabs on all the happenings in real time so call me if you cant find us.
 
Casey Dimmitt
714-478-1867
caseydimmitt@yahoo.com

 
Please RSVP to Casey Dimmitt by e-mail or phone ASAP! Family friendly event! Bring the wife and kids…..or don’t, its up to you.


Itinerary

Friday, May 13th
7PM Dinner and Meet and Greet at Zacks Pizza. We will be discussing the following day’s activities and getting acquainted.

Saturday, May 14th
7AM Breakfast at the Moab Diner. We will discuss the day’s activities and BS Willys talk.

9AM Show your Willys/parking lot swap/ parts meet/shoot the “S” (Or is it “W”?)
This will be located in the super 8 parking lot or at the local supermarket parking lot depending on where attendee’s are staying. Please contact me the day before or the day of to get the update on location

11AM Then a Wife/stock Willys friendly trail ride into Moab’s scenic routes led by ???? Maybe me???? We will have lunch on the trail (Please pack your own lunch!)
We will be running one of the following trails (or other??) depending on the capability of vehicles/drivers in attendance;
Top of the world (3)
Copper Ridge (3)
Gold bar Rim (3.5)
Hells Revenge (4+)

6-8PM Meet back in town for Dinner at the Moab Brewery and recap of the day and more shooting the breeze.
Sunday, May 15th
Some of us may have time to meet for breakfast one last time before the road trip home. We’ll play this one by ear.

 
I really wish I could make it down for this. Sounds like you guys will have a great time. Please take a brief moment of silence, as you guys are sitting around the fire yucking it up, to honor your fellow Willys-aholics that can't be there with you.
 
nugilo said:
I really wish I could make it down for this. Sounds like you guys will have a great time. Please take a brief moment of silence, as you guys are sitting around the fire yucking it up, to honor your fellow Willys-aholics that can't be there with you.

Sounds like you need to grab a Moab shirt, and wear it to the Spring Midwest Willys Reunion... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Pete
 
This sounds pretty exciting... I grew up in Moab, lead Jeep Safari trails for 13 years was a charter member of the Red Rock Four wheelers.. My wife and I will be there with or without my truck... If I am not able to get it on the road by then will have to bring another Jeep...
We left Moab almost 30 years ago and went to Denver and three years ago moved to Grand Junction Colorado which is about an hour and a half from Moab...


TinkerToyII
Randy Spencer
970-640-2427
 
Latest update from Casey

Here's the latest update from Casey Dimmitt, re: itinerary and Saturday run to Gemini Bridges...

All is going well. We have a few more RSVP's ! Cant wait to see you Guys and Gals there.

I may have a small change in plans. My co pilot may not make it so I may or may not be caravaning with some folks from Vegas. If I do, I will not arrive in town untill 8-9pm Friday. This will kill the Zax pizza meet and greet...unless yall do it without me :)

Our Trail Leader Bill Johnson just got back from pre-running our route for our meet!

His text below with minor edits from me:

We pre-ran the anticipated route and looked at a couple of options. We walked a number of trails to pick lines and just decided to stick with the main trails because we don't know the capabilities of the members or their 50/60 y/o Willys. So, our plan is to follow the Gemini Bridges Road with a couple of interesting side roads. The first goes in a box canyon with a couple of arches high in the wall and a pair of spires, one known as the Bride. The second goes down Bull Cyn, with a separate side trip to a hidden canyon. I thought this would make a nice back country lunch spot. It should be pretty private. Please keep in mind there are no restroom facilities. There are a lot of rocks to congregate around and on as well as a sand hill. Not to mention the hidden canyon. Nice spot.

Returning to Bull Canyon, we go to the base of the Gemini Bridges. There is a trailhead there with a short hike to the bottom of the Bridges. The hike is maybe half a mile each way. It seems like people take about 30 minutes to hike in and back. The hike is basically flat. It is a stream bed and sort of rocky. Also, it is popular with bikes, motorcycles and quads as well as 4wd. After the hike, we'll climb out of Bull Canyon to the Gemini Bridges Road and head to the top of the Bridges. We'll take the short walk out on the Bridges and try not to fall through. Please watch your youngsters! There is no protection at any of these canyons. From there it is a quick drive on a gentle, wide road to UT 313. At 313, we'll turn toward Canyonlands and Dead Horse SP and head down Long Canyon. This will be fun. It's steep, but easy with great views and goes pretty directly from the top of the Island in the Sky to the Colorado River canyon downstream from Moab. From there, it's pavement all the way back to town (about half an hour).

It took us 3.6 Driving Hours to do this. We covered 63.3 miles, 30.5 of which were on pavement. Since the Willys was back here, we used a basically stock '98 K1500 ext cab short (6.5) box pickup. I didn't get much of a feel for whether we went faster than we would have in the Willys or not.

With a town departure around 10:00 am, we should be back by 5:00 if we keep things rolling somewhat. However, there is no built in time to explore Canyonlands or Dead Horse Parks. This route will have good vistas, narrows, hidden canyons, arches and bridges, meadows and big canyons. I think it should be a pretty good mix. We will visit (on spur trails) the two allowed camping areas on this route. Note that the BLM requires that campers carry their own toilet. We are day trippers, so I assume we are exempt from that requirement.


Please see itinerary Below:
Second Annual Willys Moab meet
May 13-15/2011


Please RSVP to Casey Dimmitt by e-mail or phone ASAP if you havnt already done so! Family friendly event! Bring the wife and kids…..or don’t, its up to you.

Accommodations
I have booked our rooms at the Lazy Lizard Lodge. Others are staying at the KOA camp grounds

Itinerary

Friday, May 13th
6PM Dinner and Meet and Greet at Zax Pizza. We will be discussing the following day’s activities and getting acquainted. I will be reserving a table this year so its not such a fiasco.

Saturday, May 14th
8AM Show your Willys/parking lot swap/ parts meet/shoot the “S” (Or is it “W”?)
This will be located at the local supermarket parking lot so we can get food for the days trail ride. We may need to move this as the parking lot gets tight. Our secondary location will be at the Super 8 parking lot. Please call me if you cant find us.

10AM Trail ride into Moab’s scenic routes led by Bill Johnson. We will have lunch on the trail (Please pack your own lunch!) We will be running a trail called Gemini Bridges.

Sponsored Dinner! By Kaiser Willys Supply
6-8PM (play this time by ear) lets meet back in town for Dinner at the Moab Brewery, 1 hour after returning from the trail ride. (shower time) recap of the day and more shooting the breeze. We have a budget of $200 (thanks Kaiser Willys Supply!) We will have a copy of their current catalog to hand out.

Sunday, May 15th
Some of us may have time to meet for breakfast one last time before the road trip home. We’ll play this one by ear.
One more update is coming! Not sure what it will include, but you will at least hear from me.


Casey Dimmitt
714-478-1867
caseydimmitt@yahoo.com
 
Here's a few images of what to expect on the day trip to Gemini Bridges...

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Pete
 
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